ROSEAU, Dominica – Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, created to promote the rich cultural offerings of Dominica while providing a world-class platform for Creole music is a renowned staple on the regional music gala calendar. The star-studded line-up of performers thrills both seasoned festival goers and novices alike, giving worldwide exposure to fusion musical forms such as Cadence-lypso, Kompa, Zouk, Soukous, Bouyon and Zydeco.
This year’s festival will be held October 25 to 27 and will include an all-new option in luxury accommodations – Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica to provide a luxurious basecamp for all of the festival’s offerings. In addition to being among the first to experience this highly anticipated resort destination, guests will be able to select from two festival-inclusive VIP packages, including tickets to exclusive events and access to dedicated lounges.
“We are eager to open our doors and offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of Dominica’s world-class musicians and Creole culture,” said general manager Michael Schoonewagen. “When they are not attending performances and special events, guests will be among the first to experience our brand-new resort. Additionally, they will be able to explore the island’s spectacular landscape through our curated land and sea excursions.”
The VIP package experience
The first night of the festival will offer a unique experience to taste traditional dishes from well-known villages all around Dominica. A variety of food stations will serve up local favorites such as bakes from Layou, roasted corn from Colihaut and steamed fish and goat water from Point Michele as well as local signature drinks.
Guests will also be able to view and purchase art from local village artists and experience live artwork created onsite. Saturday will be the biggest night of the three-day festival, giving VIPs an insider look at the culture and traditions that are uniquely Dominica.
Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski guests will be welcomed into the VIP area by traditional dancers who will provide lively performances throughout the evening. The final night of the festival will pay homage to the island’s Kalinago tribe.
Guests will enjoy locally made crafts as well as live basket weaving. Kalinago dancers will welcome guests and provide colorful performances throughout the evening and to sample the flavours of signature dishes from the Carib territory, including roasted breadfruit, cassava and local fish.
Party Stand package
The Party Stand option offers its own high-energy lounge for guests who want to feel and party like a VIP but with more flexibility to enjoy the destination and events at their own pace. Guests choosing this package will use the same entrance as the VIPs and enjoy festive dancers welcoming them upon arrival. They will then be directed into their own dedicated area, which will be drink-inclusive and decked out with island-style cabanas and lounge furniture. These guests will also have the option of upgrading their tickets to VIP, based on availability.
Packages start from US$605 per night, based on a single occupancy in a Superior Mountain View Room, including buffet breakfast, ticket and transportation. For more information or reservations: www.kempinski.com/Dominica/